Burning Man 2005 From Space

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If you zoom real closely, you can see me waving at the satellite.

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DevSource Article on Exceptions

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I am now a published DevSource article author. :)

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Revenge of the Nerd?

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BoingBoing has this story on a guy who fixes computers in exchange for…er…special favors from female customers. First the plumber, and now the computer guy. This could start a whole new breed of dirty movies.

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Flickr Does Search Well With Clustering

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Rock Recently, two posts have given me an increased appreciation for what Flickr has accomplished with their clustering feature.

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Viva España

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So in exactly one week Akumi and I will be on a plane to Spain where it rains in the plains (please excuse me). We are flying into Madrid in the morning of the 20^th^ where we’ll stay the night. There, we will meet up with Akumi’s brother and his wife who will have flown in from Japan a couple days earlier.

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Haacked.com Makes Breakin' History

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I would like to take this moment to point out that as far as I know (and the judges are still confirming this), I may have made history with my last blog post as the first geek blogger in history to mention Breakin’, Electric Boogaloo and Beat Streat all in the same blog post with proper IMDB linkage.

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I Ain't Chicken...I WILL Deploy 2.0

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Chicken An IM conversation I had with a teammate on a project today…

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Worst Software Bugs in History

Wired News has a very interesting article on History’s worst software flaws.

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Faster than Einstein

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Ingo Rammer writes about the theoretical limit to reducing latency. Since 1994, we’ve reduced latency by 10 times, but increased bandwidth by millions. We can make the pipes fatter, but we can’t make the data any faster than the speed of light unless, as Ingo points out, “you prove Einstein wrong”.

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How Is The Weather?

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The title of my post is meant to indicate that this post is not technical in nature, but rather just a bit of small talk, chit-chat, idle conversation. You know, the sort of surface level conversation meant to break the ice and pass the time. How is the weather where you are?

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Geek Underrepresentation In Hollywood

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FogCreek commissioned a documentary about their summer intern project named Aardvark which ended up releasing Copilot, a product to help your mom with her computer woes.

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Google Referals Program

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Logged into my ad-sense account and noticed that Google started a referral program. Very cool!

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What Is a Blog Worth?

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Or a better question that Jon Galloway asks is “What are many blogs worth?” Specifically he answers this question for every blog in the weblogs.asp.net OPML. Awesome work!

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Never Scare a Brother

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How Not To Please Your Clients

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Toilet A while ago I wrote that a client often often does not know what he wants until he sees it. I was referring to software development, but this is common across many professional services organization, such as plumbing for example.

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Bird Flu Hits the U.S.

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Parents. It is time to have a heart to heart with the kids.

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When to Build a Smart Client Over a Web App

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So when should you choose to build a smart client rather than a web application (or in addition to). The typical answer I’ve seen is when extreme usability is required. As AJAX techniques get more mature, I think this will become less of a consideration.

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Web Applications and Local Document Storage

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Rob Howard asks the question Is “Smart Client” a “Dumb Idea”. Obviously I don’t necessarily think so as I pointed out in my post Overlooked Problem With Web Based Applications.

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Dynamic SQL Is Not Inline SQL

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Perhaps there is a better term I could be using when I referred to “dynamic SQL” in my last post. To my defense, I did mention using Prepared Statements.

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Take Control of Web Service Exceptions

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Craig Andera posts a technique for handling exceptions thrown by a webservice. He takes the approach of adding a try catch block to each method.

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